September 9th, 2015|
Tennessee state law protects employees from discrimination based on factors such as sex, religion, gender, and race. That’s why one worker from Lebanon, Tennessee, filed a lawsuit against his former employer, claiming he faced workplace discrimination and wrongful termination because of his sexual preference.
The victim, who identifies as homosexual, was an on-site staffing coordinator for Abacus Corporation, a Lebanon-based staffing firm. The man says that he fired an employee for making discriminatory remarks and walking off of the job. He was then terminated from his position the next day.
The victim asked for a reason for his firing, but a termination letter explaining the company’s actions was never issued. This prompted the victim to file a lawsuit against his former employer on September 4.
According to an article from WKRN 2 News, the lawsuit is seeking $400,000 in damages for lost wages and benefits. The victim is also seeking an unspecified amount for damages including emotional distress, loss of quality of life, embarrassment, and humiliation.
The victim’s former employer has denied the allegations and says it will defend its position in court.
At Ponce Law, we know how difficult it can be to recover from being let go of a job. Our Nashville wrongful termination lawyers are hopeful that a resolution in this case brings a sense of closure to all parties involved.
March 25th, 2015|
Every American worker—including those who are disabled—have the right to fair treatment on the job. That wasn’t always the case, though. It wasn’t until 25 years ago that these rights were established when the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) was signed into law.
The ADA outlines policies that prohibit employers from discriminating against a worker due to a mental or physical disability. In order for a disability to be covered under the ADA, it must be serious and permanent.
To celebrate the anniversary of the signing of this law, an event was held at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. The program was highlighted by a speech given by one of the men responsible for pushing the ADA into law, Lex Frieden.
An article from the Austin American-Statesmen explained how Frieden discussed how crucial it is for disabled Americans to be their own best advocates and to develop partnerships with others. He also pointed out the importance of strong leadership and perseverance in the face of adversity.
At Ponce Law, we understand the impact the ADA has had on the American justice system, and our Nashville personal injury lawyers would like to take this moment to applaud our nation for taking such strong steps to protect disabled citizens from discrimination.